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Stewart-Lee House

 
 
Stewart-Lee House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, July 3, 2009
1. Stewart-Lee House Marker
Inscription. Built in 1844 for Norman Stewart, a Scottish tobacco merchant, the house was rented from his nephew, John Stewart, by Gen. Robert E. Lee's family during the Civil War. Following Lee's surrender at Appomattox, he lived here for just over two months. In 1893, John Stewart's widow and daughters donated the house to the Virginia Historical Society, which occupied it until 1958. Subsequently, it was used by the Museum of the Confederacy and Historic Richmond Foundation. The building, the sole survivor of Stewart's Row, is one of the finest Greek Revival town houses in the city.
 
Erected 2008 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number SA 44.)
 
Location. 37° 32.393′ N, 77° 26.218′ W. Marker is in Richmond, Virginia. Marker is at the intersection of East Franklin Street and North 7th Street, on the right when traveling east on East Franklin Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Richmond VA 23219, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Anna Maria Lane (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Bell Tower (about 600 feet away); The First National Bank Building (about 600 feet
Stewart-Lee House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, July 3, 2009
2. Stewart-Lee House Marker
away); Edgar Allen Poe (about 600 feet away); Richmond Evacuation Fire (about 700 feet away); The "Richmond 34" (about 700 feet away); Zero Milestone (about 700 feet away); George Wythe (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Richmond.
 
Regarding Stewart-Lee House. ...Brady photographed Lee on the porch of his home in Richmond shortly after the surrender. As he recalled in 1891, "It was supposed that after his defeat it would be preposterous to ask him to sit, but I thought that to be the time for the historical picture. He allowed me to come to his house and photograph him on his back porch in several situations. Of course I had known him since the Mexican War when he was upon Gen. Scott's staff, and my request was not as from an intruder".
www.npg.si.edu/exh/brady/gallery/61gal.html
 
Also see . . .
1. The Home Builders Association of Virginia (HBAV). The History of the Stewart-Lee House. (Submitted on July 4, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.) 

2. National Park Service - Richmond.
Stewart-Lee House image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, July 3, 2009
3. Stewart-Lee House
Stewart-Lee House. (Submitted on July 4, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.) 

3. Information about Gen. Robert E. Lee in Richmond, Va., during the Civil War. Civil War Richmond (Submitted on October 28, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. Notable BuildingsWar, US Civil
 
Front Wall Inset image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, July 3, 2009
4. Front Wall Inset
The residence of the family of
General Robert E. Lee
1864-1865
and to which he retired
after Appomattox
Richmond, Va. Residence of Gen. Robert E. Lee (707 East Franklin Street) image. Click for full size.
circa 1865
5. Richmond, Va. Residence of Gen. Robert E. Lee (707 East Franklin Street)
Library of Congress LC-B811- 3288
Norman Stewart House, 707 East Franklin Street. image. Click for full size.
circa 1936
6. Norman Stewart House, 707 East Franklin Street.
Early home of the Virginia Historical Society. Library of Congress HABS VA,44-RICH,23-
Stewart-Lee House Back Porch. image. Click for full size.
By Bill Welsch, January 18, 2007
7. Stewart-Lee House Back Porch.
The setting for the series of Lee portraits taken by Mathew Brady on April 16, 1865.
Gen. Robert E. Lee, C.S.A. image. Click for full size.
By Mathew B. Brady, April 16, 1865
8. Gen. Robert E. Lee, C.S.A.
Library of Congress LC-BH831- 563
Gen. Robert E. Lee, C.S.A. image. Click for full size.
By Mathew B. Brady, April 16, 1865
9. Gen. Robert E. Lee, C.S.A.
Library of Congress LC-BH831- 565
Robert E. Lee with son Custis (left) and aide Walter H. Taylor (right). image. Click for full size.
By Mathew B. Brady, April 16, 1865
10. Robert E. Lee with son Custis (left) and aide Walter H. Taylor (right).
Library of Congress LC-BH831- 562
Robert E. Lee with son Custis (left) and aide Walter H. Taylor (right). image. Click for full size.
11. Robert E. Lee with son Custis (left) and aide Walter H. Taylor (right).
Library of Congress LC-BH831- 566
Home of General Robert E. Lee, Richmond, Va. image. Click for full size.
By Tuck & Sons, circa 1906
12. Home of General Robert E. Lee, Richmond, Va.
While in Virginia, General Lee had as his residence the house at 707 East Franklin Street. It was built about 1845 by a Mr. Stuart, a wealthy Scotch merchant, and was given by the Stuart family to the Virginia Historical Society by whom it is now occupied. VCU Libraries Digital Collections - Rarely Seen Richmond
 
 
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